BETA PHOTO: Cat Rock -- approaching from the stone steps.
Cat Rock faces southwest, and so it's dark rock receives plenty of sun. Since it is also fairly well protected from wind, head here when its cold out. You'll also want to bring a crashpad...one of the easier problems here (Cat Corner) has a pretty bad landing and many of the others top out at about 15 ft.
Directly north of Wollman Rink, just to the left (west) of a staircase. Take the path from the stairs to avoid stepping in dog and homeless man shit.
Climbing Season For the Central Park area.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cat Rock
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Fancy Feast V4 6B NY
: New York City
: ... : Cat Rock
Haven't done this one yet, so going by the guidebook description. This is also known as The Pinch Problem.Start with your left hand on a small, left-facing, lieback hold, which is nearly 6' above the ground and 5' right of the obtuse arete at the left end. Your right hand goes on a crimp to the right. The first move is to place the right hand on the pinch hold at the short and very rightmost vertical seam. Take the direct line to the lowest top-out without using the sloping shelf to the left....[more] Browse More Classics in NY
View from the summit of Cat Rock, looking south.
BETA PHOTO: Approaching Cat Rock from the sidewalk over from r...
BETA PHOTO: 1-Cat Arete (V0+), 2-L.O.T.A. (V3), 3-Elias (V8), ...
Nice crack at Cat Crack area.
BETA PHOTO: Best approach is up these steps and turn left alon...
Corner and arete shown here.
Komba on Scratching Post V3